The Konica Hexanon 60mm 1.2.

Inspiration, Q&A, Teaching point

A couple of years ago, I updated my review of the Konica Hexanon 60mm 1.2 by deleting the entire discussion and replacing it with the statement:

“I no longer recommend this lens.”

Do you know why I did that?  Because:

“I no longer recommend this lens.”

Since then, I’ve had a handful of people (including one in the comments section of what remains of the “review”) write to ask me whether I did this to drop the price of the 60/1.2, so that I could buy it again.

Well… no.  That would be unethical.

Part of the reason for the downgrade was the price-to-performance ratio had become too great, and part of it had to do with a change in my preferences.  Simply put, I am no longer interested in lenses that impart too much of a specific “look” to a photograph.

So for those individuals who paid an insane amount of money to own one, I’m sorry that its price has dropped, though I really don’t think I had anything to do with it.


4 thoughts on “The Konica Hexanon 60mm 1.2.

    1. Hi Gerry, I really did delete it a few years ago. It wasn’t an easy decision because I had spent quite a long time writing the review.

      Not sure if the review exists anywhere now… maybe Google has it stored somewhere.

  1. An old post, but has it really dropped in value? I haven’t bought (or sold) anything in over 5 years (can’t remember actually when I did) but I often wonder what the 60mm 1.2 sells for nowadays. I paid the same for mine as for my 50mm 1.4 ASPH. I never could tell which I preferred more. I’d go from loving the 1.4 finding it just too perfect. I never sold the 60mm as I thought I’d never be able to afford it again.

    Regards, it’s been a while (again).

    1. Well it’s about time I heard from you, my friend! I hope you and your family are well.

      The 60/1.2 has dropped in value from the crazy heights it reached a few years ago, but is still very dear (to use an old term).

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